The Chambers & Partners Global FinTech Guide 2023 has been released and The Bench has been placed in a league (band) of its own. The Bench's FinTech team was ranked just below leading global giants such as White & Case, DLA, Lathams and Pinsents and above others such as CMS and Norton Rose. It is also still the only law firm in the UAE that has been recognised as having a deep bench of multiple ranked individuals with FinTech expertise.
Chambers FinTech identifies the leading payments, blockchain, cyber security and data protection specialists globally, offering an invaluable resource for start-up and scale-up FinTech businesses, incumbent tech and financial services firms, and PE/VC investors in the sector.
The 2023 Guide comments on The Bench's specialist knowledge in this area, its bench strength of senior FinTech lawyers and its impressive list of FinTech clients. Quotes from Chambers and clients this year include:
What the team is known for
"The Bench provides expert advice on IP protection strategies, FinTech M&A and outsourcing. The firm handles complex contract negotiations and licensing agreements, and has additional capability in digital payments matters. The firm counts an impressive list of FinTech startups, financial institutions and TMT suppliers among its client base".
"The team is very knowledgeable and very responsive."
"The Bench advised Accor on a strategic partnership with Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank to launch a co-branded Visa credit card."
"Joby Beretta co-heads The Bench's practice. A well-regarded FinTech expert by sources, Joby often advises on FinTech transactional matters. "Joby Beretta is very knowledgeable and responsive."